NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #286 ~ 10-16-21]

Pictured: Dr. Alimantado (l.).

It wasn’t just Bob Marley they liked, either. Big Youth’s Natty Cultural Dread album, Burning Spear’s Man in the Hills, Culture’s Two Sevens Clash and Peter Tosh’s Legalize It shifted enormous quantities to white kids getting off on the beat, the sentiments or both, while Dillinger’s CB 200 album was practically compulsory for anybody at university in Great Britain in the second half of the 1970s. Twenty years later, nobody seems to be able to remember quite why. But none of this was to boost reggae’s mainstream acceptability nearly as much as when punk, the nihilistic, petulant, spectacularly non-conformist British youth cult of the second half of the 1970s, adopted the music as a ready-made soundtrack to its rebellion. A defining moment of this somewhat uneasy partnership was when, in summer 1977, Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten went on Capital Radio, London’s leading station, to discuss his personal top ten tunes. In at number 3, behind two tracks by English miserablist rockers Van Der Graaf Generator, was Doctor Alimantado’s ‘Reason for Living (Born for a Purpose)’ single. Up until then, even most reggae fans were unaware of this distinctly left-field toaster, but following this broadcast his name was spray-painted on walls all over west London…

— Lloyd Bradley, Bass Culture.

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 286 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

The Glitter Band — “Makes You Blind” — Disco 75

Ofege — “Burning Jungle” — Doing It In Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980s Nigeria

Bounty Hunters — “Echo Express” — Strummin’ Mental!

Junior Ross & The Spears — “Hold Them Prophecy (Dub)” — Babylon Fall

Dr. Feelgood — “She Does It Right” — Down By The Jetty

Gökçen Kaynatan — “Pencerenin Perdesini” — Gökçen Kaynatan

Funkadelic — “Jimmy’s Got a Little Bit of Bitch in Him” — Standing on the Verge of Getting It On

Los Demonios De Corocochay — “La Chichera” — Cumbia Beat Vol.1

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The Sharp Five — “Theme From ‘Our Man Flint’” — Instro Inferno 7: Action Planet!

THE SECOND SET

Anibal Velasquez Y Su Conjunto — “Carruseles” — Mambo Loco

The Litter — “Whatcha Gonna Do About It?” — Garage Beat ’66 Vol. 2: Chicks Are For Kids!

Ercan Turgut — “Sevdiğim Sevdiceğim” — Psych Funk À La Turkish Vol. 1

Slim Gaillard — “Cement Mixer Putti-Putti” — Searching For You: Lost Singles Of McVouty 1958-1974

Tafo Brothers & Nahid Akhtar — “Tere Saath Mulaqaat Ek Raat Ki” — Disco Dildar

Mohammed & His Robed Rockers — “Harem Orgy” — Jungle Exotica Vol. 2

Charles Lembe Et Son Orchestra — “Quiero Wapatcha” — Cameroon Garage Funk 1964 – 1979

T. Rex — “Raw Ramp” — Electric Warrior

The Revolution of St. Vincent — “The Little You Say” — Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul & Calypso Crossover 1969-1979

THE THIRD SET

The Mothers Of Invention — “Cheap Thrills” — Cruising With Ruben And The Jets

Ofege — “Gbe Mi Lo” — Try And Love

The Equals — “I Won’t Be There” — Greatest Hits

Dr. Alimantado — “Born For A Purpose” — Greensleeves 45rpm

Calvin Boze — “Safronia B.” — ‘Black’ Rock ‘N’ Roll – Savage Kick Vol. 1

Clodomiro Montes Y El Super Combo Curro — “Traigo Salsa” — Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-72

Reigning Sound — “Get It!” — Too Much Guitar

Ros Sereysothea, Sinn Sisamouth And Friends — “Power Of Her Eye” — Cambodian Psych-Out

THE FINAL SET

Eddie Kirk — “The Grunt” — Jump And Shout!

Ibo Combo — “Cowboy” — Engendre

Juniors — “Mau-Mau” — Rock & Roll with Piano Vol. 4

The Psychedelic Aliens — “Okponmo Ni Tsitsi Emo Le” — Psycho African Beat

The Pretty Things — “LSD” — The EP Collection…Plus

Freedom (Hourya) — “Abadane” — 1970’s Algerian Folk and Pop

Junior Walker & The All Stars — “Brainwasher (Part 2)” — Instrumentals Soul-Style 1955-1962

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Tommy McCook & The Supersonics — “Dub with Strings” — Pleasure Dub

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #285 ~ 10-09-21]

Pictured: Phil Manzanera.

Phil Manzanera was the only posh member of Roxy [Music]. His mother was Colombian and his English father worked for the airline BOAC (and earlier, his son speculated, could well have been a spy operating in Latin America). Manzanera had enjoyed a cosmopolitan youth flitting between various South American countries and his boarding school in London. During his later years at Dulwich College, he formed the psychedelic school band Pooh and the Ostrich Feathers, which evolved into the more serious proposition Quiet Sun. Influenced by Zappa, Pink Floyd and Soft Machine, the group’s music – played insanely fast at strange time signatures – earned them a reputation as ‘just about the most listener-unfriendly band in London’ (according to King Crimson’s Pete Sinfield).

— Simon Reynolds, Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and its Legacy.

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 285 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

The Armada Orchestra — “Cochise” — Disco 75

Santa Nguessan — “Manny Nia” — Ivory Coast Soul: Afro Funk From Abidjan From 1972 To 1982

The Chandelles — “El Gato” — Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar, Vol. 1: Big Noise From Waimea!

Fadoul — “Ahl Jedba” — Habibi Funk 015: An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World, Part 2

Chet Oliver — “Cool As A Cucumber” — Itty Bitty Treasure Chest Vol. 2

Jackie Mittoo — “Stepping Tiger” — Stepping Tiger

Phil Manzanera — “Caracas” — Primitive Guitars

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Los Holy’s — “Campo de Vampiros” — Mas Rock and Roll: 26 Rare 60’s Teen-Punk Artyfacts

THE SECOND SET

Joseph Kamga — “Sie Tcheu” — Cameroon Garage Funk 1964-1979

Vicky Gomez — “Boys Are A Dime A Dozen” — The Jerk Boom! Bam! 4

Baligh Hamdi — “Bambah” — Instrumental Modal Pop of 1970’s Egypt

Gentlemen — “It’s A Cry’n Shame” — Fort Worth Teen Scene Vol. 3

Scorpio — “Tacoumbé” — Ensem’… Ensem’…

Mickey & Sylvia — “No Good Lover” — You’re Bugging Me: Downtown Soulville 2021 Premium

Los Henry´s — “Cumbia del Amor” — Chicha for The Jet Set

The Wailers — “Out Of Our Tree” — Nuggets I: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era

THE THIRD SET

Mike Ibrahim & The Nite Walkers — “Chock Chock Kundong” — Steam Kodok: 26 A-Go-Go Ultrarities from the 60’s Singapore & Southeast Asia Underground

Joseph Latek Quintet — “Sister Mamie” — The Lavender Jungle: Tempting Treats From The Land Of Exotica (1957–1963)

Kalyanji Anandji — “Somebody to Love” — Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga!

Al Casey — “The Hearse” — Jivin’ Around

Bobby Quesada And His Band — “Aunque Tu Padre No Quiera” — Boogaloo En El Barrio

The Fleur De Lys — “I Walk The Sands” — Rare Mod 2

King Tubby And Friends — “Guidance Dub” — Dub Like Dirt 1975-1977

Magazine — “Shot By Both Sides” — Virgin 45rpm

Ignace de Souza & The Melody Aces — “Asaw Fofor” — African Scream Contest Vol. 2: Benin 1963-1980

THE FINAL SET

New York Dolls — “Babylon” — Too Much Too Soon

Piero Umiliani — “Rivoluzionari” — Continente Nero

The Choab — “Why Am I Alone?” — Teenage Shutdown Vol. 3: Things Been Bad

Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band — “Latino In Cairo” — Egyptian Jazz

The T.S.U. Toronados — “What Good Am I?” — One Flight Too Many: Rare And Unreleased Houston Funk From The Vaults Of Ovide Records 1968-1969

King Tubby & The Aggrovators — “Crabbit Version” — Flashing Echo: Trojan In Dub 1970-1980

The Who — “Jaguar [Original Mono Mix]” — The Who Sell Out

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

David Andriamamonjy — “Tazana Kely” — Madagasikara 1: Current Popular Music of Madagascar

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #284 ~ 10-02-21]

Pictured: Harry Wayne Casey (a.k.a KC of KC & The Sunshine Band).

[Gwen] McCrae’s chart success paved the way for the mainstream breakthrough of KC and the Sunshine Band. And what a breakthrough it was. Until Saturday Night Fever made the Bee Gees superstars, KC and the Sunshine Band were the undisputed kings of disco. “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,” and “I’m Your Boogie Man” were all pop #1s between 1975 and 1977, and “Keep It Comin’ Love” reached #2. KC and the Sunshine Band’s bouncy, bubble-headed enthusiasm and slightly square approach (those horns!) to black slang were two things that gave disco its bad name. While KC’s background in the Pentecostal church perhaps had something to do with the band’s singles bar straightness, it also gave him some honest-to-goodness vocal chops, and it was clear that the members were not some Johnny-come-latelies capitalizing on a trend. They loved the music, and their enthusiasm, however ungainly, was infectious.

— Peter Shapiro, Turn the Beat Around: The Rise and Fall of Disco.

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THE FIRST SET

KC and the Sunshine Band — “Get Down Tonight” — KC and the Sunshine Band

Joseph Kabasele & African Jazz — “Africa Mokili Mobimba” — Golden Afrique Vol. 2

The Shantones — “Sheba” — Angela 45rpm

The Joe Cuba Sextet — “La Malanga Brava” — Wanted Dead Or Alive (Bang! Bang! Push, Push, Push)

Wire — “Men 2nd (5th Demo)” — Chairs Missing [Special Edition]

Linval Thompson — “Roots Man Dub” — Don’t Cut Off Your Dreadlocks

The Soft Boys — “I Wanna Destroy You” — Underwater Moonlight

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Jackatchan — “Soo Kwarm Rak Khorng Phom Doo Dai (You Can See My Love)” — Thai Beat A Go Go Vol. 2: Groovy 60’s Sounds from the Land of Smile!

THE SECOND SET

La Sonora Dinamita — “Ritmo Loco” — Ritmo!

Rhythm Rockers — “Madness” — Sin Alley Vol. 1

Augustus Pablo & Lee “Scratch” Perry — “Vibrate On” — Arkology Reel III: Dub Adventurer

Brer Soul & Earth, Wind And Fire — “Sweetback’s Theme” — Can You Dig It? The Music and Politics of Black Action Films 1968-75

Houon Pierre — “Mansou Djouwi” — Ivory Coast Soul 2: Afro Soul In Abidjan From 1976 To 1981

Brass Alley — “Pink Pills” — Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares

Ikebe Shakedown — “Afro Fred” — Hard Steppin’

Paul Revere & the Raiders — “Louise” — Hungry for Kicks: Singles & Choice Cuts 1965-69

Elly Kasim — “Ayam Swm Lapeh” — Folk and Pop Sounds of Sumatra Vol. 2

THE THIRD SET

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou — “Houzou-Houzou Na Yi Noukou (Part 1)” — Albarika Store 45rpm

Funkadelic — “Red Hot Mamma” — Standing on the Verge of Getting It On

Tafo Brothers — “Bijli Bhari Hai” — Plugged In Pakistani Pops

The Hearts — “Girl Around The Corner” — Dangerous Doo-Wop 1

Sun-Light et Serge Petipermont — “Femmes Guadeloupeennes” — Sun-Light et Serge Petipermont

Hasil Adkins — “No More Hot Dogs” — Out to Hunch

Inner Circle & The Fatman Riddim Section — “Peace Time Now” — Heavyweight Dub

THE FINAL SET

Jan Davis — “Boss Machine” — Boss Guitar!

Johnny Black Et Les Jokers — “Mayi Bo Ya?” — Cameroon Garage Funk 1964-1979

Les Fleur De Lys — “Circles” — Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire & Beyond 1964-1969

Pier’ Rosier & Gazolinn’ — “Tchié Moin Pa Paré” — Gazolinn’

The Ho-Dads — “Honky” — The Goodie Train

Ali Hassan Kuban — “Hela Houb (Let’s Do It)” — Real Nubian: Cairo Wedding Classics

Andre Williams w/The Don Juans — “Going Down To Tia Juana” — A Fortune of Hits 1955-1957

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Ronnie Lane — “The Poacher” — Anymore For Anymore

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #283 ~ 09-11-21]

Pictured: The MC5.

The bearded [John] Sinclair was a giant of man. He spoke in hyperbole, and his writings were a hybrid of gonzo journalism, revolutionary rhetoric, and jazz homage. His musical tastes shifted eclectically from day to day, jumping restlessly from free-form jazz to gutbucket R&B and onward to the nascent noise of garage rock. Music and drugs fused in his mind, and he vowed in his prison writings to change America “by the magic eye of LSD and the pounding heartbeat of music.” Within a matter of a few months in early 1967, he became the mentor and then the manager of MC5, who were destined to become the demonic fathers of punk rock. The band’s name was deliberately vague, designed to sound like a car component. Although technically short for Motor City Five, the band sometimes claimed that MC5 stood for the Morally Corrupt Five or the Much Cock Five — whatever the band members made up in the presence of gullible journalists. Sinclair added to the hyperbole describing the group as “a raggedy horde of holy barbarians, marching into the future.” It was not just false posturing. Within two years they would be the most notorious band in America, and Sinclair would be back in jail, this time as an international cause célèbre accused of conspiring to blow up the Michigan headquarters of the CIA.

— Stuart Cosgrove, Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul.

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THE FIRST SET

Tymes — “You Little Trustmaker” — Sweet Soul Music: 23 Scorching Classics from 1974

Jean-Pierre Djeukam — “Africa Iyo” — Cameroon Garage Funk 1964-1979

Bruno & The Gladiators — “Istanbul” — Sleazy Surf! Vol. 2

Önder Bali 4 — “Bergama Zeybeği” — Saz Beat Vol. 3: Turkish Rock, Funk, And Psychedelic Music Of The 1960s And 1970s

Jack Bruce — “Never Tell Your Mother She’s Out of Tune” — Songs For A Tailor

King Tubby’s — “Psalm 13” — Psalm Of The Time Dub

Big Bob Dougherty — “Ridin’ The Riff” — Jumpin’ The Blues Vol. 1

William Loose — “Mr. Dynamite” — Russ Meyer Original Soundtracks, Vol. 2: Up/Beneath The Valley Of The Ultravixens / SuperVixens!

THE SECOND SET

Willie Rodriguez — “Boogaloo Hay” — Buttshakers Soul Party Vol.13

Wire — “On Returning” — 154

Les Loups Noirs D’Haiti — “Jet Biguine” — Afro Tropical Soundz Vol. 1

The Spacewalkers — “Tecumseh” — Titty Shakers 1

Pen Ran — “There’s Nothing To Be Ashamed Of” — Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

The Drivers — “Dry Bones Twist” — R&B Hipshakers Vol. 3: Just A Little Bit Of The Jumpin’ Bean

Ayaléw Mesfin — “Qondjo ledj nat” — Ethiopiques 24: Golden Years of Modern Ethiopian Music 1969-1975

The Undertones — “(She’s A) Runaround” — An Introduction to the Undertones

Mudies All Stars — “Let Me Tell You Boy (Dub)” — Quad Star Revolution 1

Gene Davis — “I’ve Had It, I’m Through” — Super Rare Rockabilly

The Aay Jays — “Mirza Ki Dhun” — Pakistan: Folk and Pop Instrumentals 1966-1976

THE THIRD SET

The MC5 — “Looking at You” — A Square (Of Course): The Story of Michigan’s Legendary A-Square Records

Naïma Samith — “Zifaf Filfada” — Waking Up Scheherazade Vol. 2: 60’s & 70’s Cross-Over Rock From North Africa & The Middle East

The Shots — “Walk Right Out” — Rare Mod Vol. 1

Fela Ransome-Kuti & His Koolalobitos — “Se E Tun De” — Lagos Baby 1963-1969

Cherokees — “Uprising” — Jungle Exotica Vol. 1

The Slickers — “Every Wolf” — Break Through

Eddie Hazel — “Unkut Funk” — Jams From The Heart EP

Los Silvertones — “El Baile De La Arana” — Soundway 45rpm

The Blackstones — “The Bag I’m In” — Quagmire Vol. 1: Sixties Punk Mysteries From The USA

THE FINAL SET

Crystalites — “Undertakers Burial” — Blow Mr. Hornsman: Instrumental Reggae 1968-1975

The Four Scores — “Rock-A-Little Lucy” — Over-The-Top Doo Wops Vol. 1: Let The Old Folks Talk

Mario Allison Y Su Combo — “Cuando Salí De Cuba” — Mag All Stars Vol. 1 : The Best Of The Peruvian Orquestras Of The 50’s & 60’s

Reigning Sound — “Drowning” — Too Much Guitar

Amas — “Slow Down” — Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983

The 13th Floor Elevators — “Fire Engine (Alternate Mono Mix)” — The Psychedelic Sounds Of (Mono)

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Gabby Pahinui — “Waikiki Hula” — Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band Vol. II

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #282 ~ 09-04-21]

Pictured: Lee “Scratch” Perry, the Upsetter. R.I.P..

As Steve Barrow notes, as much as the early Upsetters LPs had paved the way for dub, the Black Ark never became a center for dub in the same way that Tubby’s did. Unlike King Tubby, whose forte was mainly versioning the music of many different producers who left their tapes to be remixed, [Lee] Perry was involved in his own music at all levels, from the creation of the music itself, to the recording of it, and onto the remix stage. This is not to imply that Perry was less committed to dub as a form that the others; he merely took a different approach that probably went some way toward reconciling his creative eccentricity with commercial necessity. Where King Tubby’s deconstructions were generally and pragmatically confined to B-sides of singles, Perry often produced his A-side vocal cuts as otherworldly landscapes as surreal and spaced-out as Tubby’s most unconventional dub work. It was through this method of working that he created three of his most enduring contributions to dub music and earned him his legendary status as a studio innovator.

— Michael E. Veal, Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae.

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THE FIRST SET

Maxwell — “Radiation Funk” — Movements Vol. 10

Lucas Tala — “Woman Be Fire” — Cameroon Garage Funk 1964-1979

Triumphs — “Draggin’ Wagon” — Strummin’ Mental! Part Three

Ait Meslayene — “El Fen” — Habibi Funk 015: An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World Pt. 2

The Equals — “Baby Come Back” — Greatest Hits

The Heptones — “Party Time” — Party Time

IT’S MADISON TIME…

B.W. Souls — “Marvin’s Groove” — Marvins Groove

THE SECOND SET

Baligh Hamdi — “Zabour” — Instrumental Modal Pop of 1970’s Egypt

The O’Jays — “Shattered Man” — Eccentric Soul: The Saru Label

Les Vikings — “Feuille Magique” — Ce Pas Magie

The Three Dudes — “I’m Begging You” — Big Crown 45rpm

Wganda Kenya — “Tifit Hayed” — Colombia! The Golden Age of Discos Fuentes 1960-76

Johnny Fever — “Zombie” — Son Of Blunderbuss: More Scattershot Sleaze ’58-’67

Sookie — “Choco Date” — African Disco Experimentals 1974 – 1978

The Mar-Keys — “Sack O’ Woe” — That Cat Was Clean! The Mod Side Of Jazz

The Upsetters — “Return of Django” — Return of Django

Bop Kats — “Look Out” — Concussion!!! 18 Gougin’ Instrumentals 1958-1965

THE THIRD SET

Los Zheros — “Meshkalina” — Peru Maravilloso: Vintage Latin, Tropical & Cumbia

Roxy Music — “Whirlwind” — Siren

Junior Murvin & The Upsetters — “Get Ready (Bongo Mix) (Exclusive Dub Plate Mix)” — The Return Of Sound System Scratch: More Lee Perry Dub Plate Mixes & Rarities 1973-1979

The Spiders (w. Link Wray) — “Run Boy Run” — Missing Links Vol. 3: Some Kinda Nut

Nahid Akhtar — “Sanson Men Khushbu Hai” — Film Hits

The Scot Richard Case — “Get the Picture” — A Square (Of Course): The Story of Michigan’s Legendary A-Square Records

The Psychedelic Aliens — “Blofonyobi Wo Atale” — Psycho African Beat

Smacks — “Reckless Ways” — Aliens Psychos & Wild Things 2

La Sonora Dinamita — “Si la Vieran” — Ritmo!

THE FINAL SET

Junior Murvin — “Roots Train (Previously Unreleased Dub Plate Mix)” — Black Art from the Black Ark

Jack Fascinato — “Palm Canyon Drive” — Jack Fascinato’s Palm Springs Suite

Adnan Othman — “Doa Ku” — Bersyukor: A Retrospective of Hits by a Malaysian Pop Yeh Yeh Legend

The Who — “Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand (Mono Version)” — The Who Sell Out (Super Deluxe)

Tirogo — “Discomaniac” — Lagos Disco Inferno Vol. 2: The Cosmic Return

X-Ray Spex — “I Can’t Do Anything” — Germfree Adolescents

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Rolling Stones — “Moonlight Mile” — Sticky Fingers

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #281 ~ 08-21-21]

Pictured: Salah Ragab (center, with drumsticks) & the Cairo Jazz Band.

Was it all but a dream? To ask Lee-Roy, resident DJ and designated rat-killer at the Purple Bat Lounge, ‘Go Nude For Luxuria Day’ was very real indeed. The dog’s favorite day of the year came and went, leaving in its wake reports of public support by naked policemen in Kennedy Square; a naked red-headed weather lady on Channel 2; Romper Room’s au naturel Miss Flora; and even adorable Rita, in the buff to host mid-morning television’s Million Dollar Movie. (Turns out Rita has a tramp stamp. Who knew?) When asked about this picaresque event, NCIP co-host Reeshard denied any knowledge and blamed the whole mess on Lee-Roy’s ever-enlarging id. Yet, for the two DJ’s, nothing was quite the same after ‘Go Nude For Luxuria Day.’ After that day (with apologies to Jamaica Kincaid) the world was never so clear and the world was never so muddled. Say what? Just click below, listen to the show and perhaps learn something you don’t already know…

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THE FIRST SET

Eastside Connection — “You’re So Right to Me” — Gettin’ Soulful

Willie Songue et Les Showmen — “Moni Ngan” — Camaroon Garage Funk

The Motivations — “Motivate” — Sleazy Surf! Vol. 1

Ouiness — “Zina” — Habibi Funk 015: An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World, Pt. 2

Ayshea — “Farewell” — Harvest 45rpm

Tapper Zukie — “First Street Rock” — Tapper Roots

Thurston Harris — “Hey Baba Leba” — From The Ghetto: 29 Wild Rock ‘n’ Roll Movers

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Opus I — “Backseat ’38 Dodge” — Sun & Surf! Cars & Guitars!

THE SECOND SET

El Gran Romancito Y El Super Combo Curro — “Honolulu” — Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-72

Floyd Cramer — “Satan’s Doll” — Comin’ On

King Tubby’s — “Psalm 9” — Psalm Of The Time Dub

Bill Doggett — “Stop That Twistin’ In Here” — Walk On The Wild Side: The Jazz Side Of Mod

Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band — “Mervat” — Egyptian Jazz

Alan Vega — “Outlaw (August Darnel Remix)” — Mutant Disco Vol. 3: Garage Sale

El Rego et Ses Commandos — “Dis-Moi Oui” — El Rego

Bobby Lee Trammell — “Mayonnaise” — The Big Itch 8

THE THIRD SET

The Psychedelic Aliens — “Gbe Keke Wo Taoo” — Psycho African Beat

Mad Mike & The Maniacs — “The Hunch” — Magnificent: 62 Classics from The Cramps’ Insane Collection

Betico Salas Y Su Sonora — “Cactus” — Mag All Stars Vol. 1: The Best of The Peruvian Orquestras of the 50’s & 60’s

The Electric Banana — “Alexander” — Blows Your Mind

Ros Sereysothea, Sinn Sisamouth & Friends — “Sweet Sixteen” — Cambodian Psych-Out

Dennis Coffey — “Theme from Black Belt Jones” — Pulp Fusion 3: Revenge of The Ghetto Grooves

U-Roy — “Running Around Town with Tom, Dick and Harry” — Jah Son of Africa

Early Zell — “Aunt Woo-Wa” — Beat Jazz: Pictures from The Gone World Vol. 2

Alemayehu Eshete — “Shegitu Mare” — Ethiopiques Vol. 9: Alemayehu Eshete 1969-1974

THE FINAL SET

Pamelo Mounk’a — “Ce N’est Que Ma Secrétaire” — Samantha

Black Ivory — “Surrender” — Doors of Perception: Dope Funk, Psychedelic Soul and Acid Jazz from New York City ’71-’74

Shanada — “Oh Saying” — Psyche Oh! A Go Go: Lost Gems of Malaysia/Singapura Pop Music ’64-’74

Del Shannon — “The Wamboo” — Deville’s Pad presents Mondo Inferno Vol. 3

Inner Circle & The Fatman Riddim Section — “Bad Reputation” — Heavyweight Dub

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band — “Floppy Boot Stomp” — Bat Chain Puller

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Jeanne Moreau — “India Song” — Le Tourbillon

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #280 ~ 08-14-21]

Pictured: Muddy Waters.

Lyrically, most of Muddy’s songs were about sex — sex with someone else’s wife, sex with someone else’s girlfriend, sex and trouble. But it was always a trouble he survived, a scrape he escaped. Sex was sex, but sex also became an analogy for a kind of freedom, a freedom to serve himself, to damn the torpedoes, the shift supervisor, and the overseer’s big gun. The sound of the songs reflected the newfound ebullience: Muddy, near the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder, corralled the sense of postwar possibility and excitement. The have-nots were finally having — not having much, but even a little was a lot. The muscle of his electric guitar and the force of his ensemble sound and the fierce assertiveness of his voice unleashed the exuberance of a people. There was cause for celebration, and Muddy was the vehicle.

— Robert Gordon, Can’t Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters.

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THE FIRST SET

Love Unlimited Orchestra — “Satin Soul” — The Best Of Love Unlimited Orchestra

Bebe Manga — “Lokognolo” — Return To The Mothers’ Garden: More Funky Sounds Of Female Africa 1971 – 1982

Five More — “Avalanche” — The Surf Creature

Les Léopards de St. Pierre — “Appiyé” — Meilleur Ensemble Martiniquais

Julian Tasso and His Big Orch. — “Get on the Moon Baby” — Kain 45rpm

Prince Hammer — “Good Morning Teacher” — Rastafari Bible (1976-1982)

The Undertones — “Mars Bars” — The Undertones

Lim Ling And The Silvertones — “Si Li Lilili (Our Hearts Beat As One)” — Singapore A-Go-Go Vol. 1

IT’S MADISON TIME…

The Emersons — “Hungry” — Malamondo 4

THE SECOND SET

Los Pakines — “Ramo De Rosas” — Cumbías Chichadélicas (Peruvian Psychedelic Chicha)

Eight Minutes — “I Can’t Get No Higher” — Doors of Perception: Dope Funk, Psychedelic Soul and Acid Jazz from New York City ’71-’74

The Upsetters — “Oh Me Oh Dub” — Black Art from the Black Ark

The Pat Holben Trio — “Monkey Jerk” — Fortune 45rpm

The Psychedelic Aliens — “Gbomei Adesai” — Psycho African Beat

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band — “Diddy Wah Diddy” — Nuggets I: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era

The 7 Days — “Laredo” — Classicos Del Rock & Roll Mexicano

New York Dolls — “Bad Detective” — Too Much Too Soon

Lalo Guerrero — “Marihuana Boogie” — El Loco Rocanrol Vol. 1

THE THIRD SET

Ricky Rene and the Fabulous Desires — “Ouch” — Era 45rpm

Amanda All Stars — “Dub Out A Rome” — Amanda 45rpm

The Coasters — “Teach Me How To Shimmy” — 50 Coastin’ Classics

Rosendo Y Su Banda — “Me Voy Pa’la Costa” — Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-72

The Favorite Suns — “That Driving Beat” — Rare Mod Vol. 1

Barış Manço & Les Mistigris — “Il Arrivera” — Turkish Delights – Beat, Psych, & Garage: 26 Ultra Rarities From Beyond The Sea Of Marmara

Muddy Waters — “I Got My Mojo Working” — Mod: The Early Years Vol. 1

Némour Jean Baptiste — “A Pali Papa” — Mambo Calypso

Dicky Doo & The Don’ts — “Flip Top Box” — Magnificent: 62 Classics From The Cramps’ Insane Collection

Sơn Ca — “Khi Tình Yêu Đến” — Saigon Supersound Vol. 2

THE FINAL SET

Angela Alexander & J.D. Saddler — “Don’t Make Me Kill You” — You’re Bugging Me: Downtown Soulville 2021 Premium

Los Camaroes — “Esele Mulema Moam” — Camaroon Garage Funk

Little Mummy — “Where You At Jack” — Federal 45rpm

Rhythm Kings — “The Promise” — Those Shocking Shaking Days: Indonesia Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock and Funk 1970-1978

Procol Harum — “Power Failure” — Broken Barricades

Ja-Man All Stars — “Half Ounce” — In The Dub Zone

NRBQ — “Immortal For A While” — Wild Weekend

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Gert Wilden — “Title Theme” — Schulmädchen Report

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #279 ~ 08-07-21]

Pictured (in reverse order): Chunky, Novi & Ernie.

TIME: Last Saturday evening.

PLACE: The Purple Bat Lounge, a most frabjous spot in a decidedly vorpal neighborhood on the dark end of Brush Street in downtown Detroit.

KEYWORDS: funk, decadence, bug zapper, Voodoo Proctoscope, tech bro’s, baby fetish, teething rings, dominatrix, insects, Maserati Ghibli, dub, Haiti, chicha, Fortune Records, diplomacy, Sofrito, pit bull.

POSTSCRIPT: Two hours spent in a bad part of town on a Saturday night, time cheerfully murdered by all concerned — not the least of these being DJ’s Reeshard & Lee-Roy. And those same two hours are now available to you at home, all the better to experience that Purple Bat vibe without ruining your clothes, all by clicking immediately below…

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 279 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

The O’Jays — “Time To Get Down” — Back Stabbers

The Funkees — “Acid Rock” — Nigeria Rock Special: Psychedelic Afro-Rock & Fuzz Funk in 1970s Nigeria

Jerry Warren — “Tremble” — Strummin’ Mental!

Alessandro Alessandrini & Sorgini Giuliano — “Overcraft” — Flipper Psychout: Original Italian Library Music From the Vaults of Flipper

The Nocturnes — “Night Owl” — Rare Mod 2

D’4 Ever — “Mungkir Janji” — Steam Kodok : 26 A-Go-Go Ultrarities from the 60’s Singapore & Southeast Asia Underground

The Lapels — “Bad Luck” — Itty Bitty Treasure Chest – Fortune Records Vol. 4

African Jamaicans — “Loving Man” — Reggae Goodies Vol. 1

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Billy Martin & the Soul Jets — “Funky Feelin’” — Funky Crimes

THE SECOND SET

Manzanita y su Conjunto — “La Caihuita” — Trujillo, Perú 1971-1974

Chuck Daniels and the Downbeats — “Saturday Nite on the Moon” — Audio 45rpm

El Rego et Ses Commandos — “Do Do Baya” — El Rego

Mark V Unlimited — “Gone” — Funkaphonix Vol. 2: Raw & Uncut Funk 1968-1975

Les Loups Noirs — “Haiti Beguine” — …Toujours

The Modern Lovers — “Old World” — The Modern Lovers

Horace Andy — “Control Yourself · Version Under Control” — Good Vibes (1975-1979)

Andre Williams & Gino Parks — “Georgia May Is Movin’” — Detroit Grease 2: Andre Williams

THE THIRD SET

Los Papacitos — “Jazzy” — Panama! 2: Latin, Calypso & Funk On The Isthmus 1967-77

Love — “No Matter What You Do” — Love [Mono]

Ilaiyaraaja ft. Vani Jairam And Chorus — “Thanimayil” — Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga!

Paul Revere & the Raiders — “Too Much Talk [45 Version]” — Hungry for Kicks: Singles & Choice Cuts 1965-69

Mazouni — “Chérie Madame” — Un Dandy En Exil / Algérie-France / 1969-1983

The Pretty Things — “The Journey” — S.F. Sorrow [mono]

I-Roy — “Mad Mad Hatter” — Every Mouth Must Be Fed (1973-76)

Cook E. Jarr & His Krums — “Ain’t No Use” — Hot Dance From Philadelphia

THE FINAL SET

Les Difficiles de Petion-Ville — “Fe’m Confiance” — Sofrito: International Soundclash

The Pop Group — “Thief of Fire” — Y [Definitive Edition]

Afrosound — “Las Mujeres De San Juan” — Calor

Ivan Ward & the Swingsters — “Congo Glide” — Frolic Diner Vol. 2

The Upsetters — “Moonlight Version” — Sound System Scratch: Lee Perry’s Dub Plate Mixes 1973 To 1979

Al Casey — “Surfin’ Blues (Part 1)” — Jivin’ Around

Los Gatos Salvajes — “Donde Vas?” — Mas Rock and Roll: 26 Rare 60’s Teen-Punk Artyfacts

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Chunky, Novi & Ernie — “Antique” — Chunky, Novi & Ernie

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #278 ~ 07-24-21]

Pictured: Midnight Groovers.

The landscape immediate to Brush St., home to the Purple Bat Lounge in downtown Detroit, has taken on a near-Biblical complexion of late: Pestilence, flooding of epic scale and an overall ramping up of paranoia in a neighborhood where the keywords Mobile, Agile and Hostile already apply. But this past Saturday evening bore witness to a resurgence of kindred spirit among the bar’s patrons. (None among the latter, it’s to be noted, would ordinarily dispense anything like the milk of human kindness unless there was a kickback.) The deluge having subsided, new folding chairs once again adorned the Outdoor Patio™. This meant that several of those in attendance could migrate al fresco, there to behold a local pimp, Lotsa Poppa, throwing large insects (purchased from Bwana Don’s pet store) at the carriage lamp-style bug zapper. DJ Lee-Roy enjoys this because of the pretty colors generated, but also the back alley affords relief from the bar’s humid interior, a trying environment for a pit bull locked within a fur coat. Much good music played, co-hosts Reeshard & Lee-Roy attempted psychologically revealing word games, truly crappy movies were advertised at The Madison and…just click on the <play> arrow below for the complete scenario…

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THE FIRST SET

Tavares — “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel” — Sky High!

J. M. Tim — “More and More (Ye-Male)” — Africa Airways Six (Mile High Funk 1974-1981)

Mickey Aversa — “Blast Off” — The Surf Creature

Chacalón Y La Nueva Crema — “Llanto De Un Niño” — Chacalón Y La Nueva Crema

Mezz Mezzrow and his Swing Band — “I’se A Muggin Part 1” — Dope & Glory: 1930s Reefer Songs

Randy’s All Stars — “End Dust” — Impact! Rare And Unreleased Reggae, Funk & Soul from The Vaults Of Impact! And Randy’s Records

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Arch Hall & The Archers — “Twist Fever” — The Wild Wild World of Mondo Movies Music

THE SECOND SET

PM Pocket Music — “Tonborathes” — Thai Beat A Go-Go Vol. 4

The Corvettes w/Bill Dunzan — “Shaften” — Pulp & Pop Culture Box: Wild Guitar Instrumentals

Zvuki Mu — “Paper Flowers” — Zvuki Mu

Young-Holt Unlimited — “Good Vibrations” — The Definitive Young-Holt Unlimited

Homero Y Su Combo Con Pacho Galan Y La Sonora Curro — “Oye Negra” — Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-72

The Dawnbreakers — “Chop Suey” — Century Limited Inc. 45rpm

Zein Musical Party — “Nisaidie Mpenzi” — Zanzibara Vol. 10: First Modern: Taarab Vibes From Mombasa & Tanga 1970-1990

Reigning Sound — “Uptight Tonight” — Too Much Guitar

King Tubby — “King Tubby’s Good Time Dub” — King Dub: The Best Of King Tubby

Dorothy Berry — “Standin’ On The Corner” — Shakin’ Fit!

THE THIRD SET

Midnight Groovers — “O Ti Yo” — Sofrito: International Soundclash

Richard Lloyd — “(I Thought) You Wanted to Know” — Ork Records: New York, New York

Golden Ring — “Bar Ay Dokhtar Ha” — Raks Raks Raks: 27 Golden Garage Psych Nuggets From The Iranian 60s Scene

Bob Seger & the Last Heard — “Persecution Smith” — Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967

Manzanita y su Conjunto — “Un Sábado por la Noche” — Trujillo, Perú 1971-1974

Little Miss Jesse & The Benny Sharp Orch — “My Baby Has Gone” — Jookin’ Vol. 3

Kiezos — “Rumba 70” — Angola 60’s: 1956-1970

The Teen Beats — “Califf Boogie” — Godfathers Of Psychobilly

THE FINAL SET

Sidney Sharp — “New Sunset” — Cool It: A Random Selection of Pop Gems (1963 – 71)

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou Dahomey — “Min E Wa..We Non Dou” — Le Sato

The Detroit Cobras — “Hittin’ On Nothing” — Mink Rat or Rabbit

The Aggrovators — “Tiger Dub” — Jammies In Lion Dub Style

Fitz Gore — “Gisela (Lion Rock)” — Spiritual Jazz 5: The World

Tito Puente — “El Diablo De Esa Mujer” — The Complete 78s Vol. 3

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Max Raabe (feat. Palast Orchester) — “Fahrrad Fahr’n” — MTV Unplugged

NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #277 ~ 07-17-21]

Pictured: Dara Puspita.

OK, so there was a flood, which meant the bar’s Outdoor Patio™ was swept away. The result being that the Purple Bat Lounge was crowded with surly, overheated patrons. And then, after scoring a canister of Ayahuasca Purple from Uncle Morty’s truck, co-host Lee-Roy had an encounter with those mechanical elves of Hyperspace that Terence McKenna was forever banging on about. None of this, it’s to be noted, stood in the way of dozens of great tunes being spun. We are, after all, broadcast professionals. Oh…so having experienced previous episodes, you’re having trouble with that notion? The proof is in the playing, dear group. Just click immediately below and hear for yourselves…

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Here’s what we played in Ep. 277 of No Condition Is Permanent:

THE FIRST SET

Lou Rawls — “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (Original Album Version)” — Philadelphia International Records: 40th Anniversary

El Rego et Ses Commandos — “Se Na Min” — African Scream Contest

The Tramps — “Maharadja” — Surfin’ on Wave Nine

Cyntia — “Jhoom Le” — Surinam Funk Force Sampler

The Marauders — “Our Big Chance” — So Cold!!! Sacramento Garage

Enrique Olivarez Y Sus Vampiros — “Al’s Place” — Jazzman/Funk 45rpm

Nils Lofgren & Grin — “White Lies” — 1+1

IT’S MADISON TIME…

Glen Adams & The Hippy Boys — “I Want a Grine” — Trojan Box Set: X-Rated Box Set

THE SECOND SET

Generation X — “Wild Dub” — Chrysalis 45rpm

Los Ovnis De Jorge Chambergo Porta — “Caprichosa” — Bailando Con Los Ovnis

The Equals — “Green Light” — Greatest Hits

Malavoi — “Gadé Manzel’” — Mano Césaire Et La Formation Malavoi (La Naissance De La World Music Antillaise En 1969)

Lee Cole — “Cool Baby” — Wild Streak Vol. 2

Franco — “Très Impoli” — Guitar Hero

Merry Clayton — “Poor White Hound Dog” — Performance OST

Gianni Safred — “Automation Age” — The Incredible Art Of Gianni Safred

Steve Marriott & The Moments — “Money Money” — Rare Mod Vol. 1

Inner Circle & The Fatman Riddim Section — “Massacre” — Heavyweight Dub

THE THIRD SET

The Undertones — “Girls Don’t Like It” — The Undertones

Manzanita y su Conjunto — “Mama Ocllo” — Trujillo, Perú 1971-1974

Gabriel & His Angels — “Hey!” — Jungle Exotica Vol. 2

Elvis Phương — “Kho Tàng Của Chúng Ta (Our Treasures)” — Saigon Rock & Soul: Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968-1974

Captain Beefheart — “Nowadays a Woman’s Gotta Hit a Man” — Clear Spot

Sina Bakare — “Africa” — Nigeria 70 Vol. 4: No Wahala – Highlife, Afro-Funk & Juju 1973-1987

Joe Thomas — “Thank You (Fall Etin Me Be Mice Elf Agin)” — Pulp Fusion 3: Revenge Of The Ghetto Grooves

Dara Puspita — “A Go-Go” — Let’s A Go-Go! Singapore And Southeast Asian Pop Scene 1964-69

THE FINAL SET

The Rolling Stones — “Shake Your Hips” — Exile On Main Street

Culture — “Two Sevens Clash” — Two Sevens Clash

Orgone — “Powerfeed” — New You Pt. 1

Seguida — “Mambo Rock (Theme from ‘Salsa’)” — El Barrio: The Ultimate Collection Of Latin Boogaloo, Disco, Funk & Soul

Unknown Artist — “I’m Gonna Destroy That Boy” — Munster 45rpm

Jo Bisso — “Flying To The Land Of Soul” — African Disco Experimentals (1974 to 1978)

The dB’s — “That Time is Gone” — Falling Off The Sky

LORD BUCKLEY’S WEEKLY BENEDICTION

Gesang Dan Waldjinah — “Bengawan Solo” — Kroncong: Early Indonesian Pop Music Vol. 1